The day an Hungarian amateur football match had more English supporters than Hungarians!

Not many people decided to show up for a match between BAK Respect and MTK Baráti Kör this Saturday. The match was in the 6th tier of Hungarian football and on a rainy, cold day, only a handful of…


The role of the UEFA referee observer

Ray Ellingham, elite referee coach, fitness expert & referee developmental officer at the Football Association of Wales has kindly agreed to walk us through the UEFA referee observer role during…


The Duchatelet family’s international football empire

The following article is an English translation of this article: A Duchatelet család nemzetközi futballbirodalma written by Aranyossy Áron The Duchatelet family bought Újpest FC on 19th October 2011.…


Kassai exonerated in false racism claim made against him.

This week Dr. Megyes Géza, Magistrate Judge in Györ ruled that Kassai Viktor did not make a racist remark towards Patrick Mevoungou during the DVTK v Vasas match on 29 April 2017. By way of…


A half Century of penalties.

As the NB1 has hit the 50 mark of penalties we decided to have a look at all of the penalties given and analyse them while we were at it. It’s a joint effort between Chris Barrett and myself, bmb.…


Viktor Kassai and the secretive world of the MLSz refereeing department

It is now public knowledge that Viktor Kassai has not been selected for the World Cup in Russia 2018. Gayle Hope takes a look at the reasons why and delves a bit deeper into the secretive world of…